MAERSK mega container ship broke down in Vung Tau fairway, Vietnam
Container ship MAERSK ESSEX suffered engine failure while proceeding in fairway with pilot on board, on her way to Vung Tau Container Port (Cai Mep, CMIT Terminal, Ba Ria), at 0325 LT (UTC +7) Feb 8, near buoy 0. Disabled ship drifted in southern direction and according to track, had to anchor. The problem was fixed and the ship resumed sailing at around 0600 LT (UTC +7), she safely reached terminal and was berthed at around 0900 UTC Feb 8. Vung Tau traffic control center responded to accident by direct regulating traffic in fairway, in order to avoid accidents. MAERSK ESSEX arrived at Vung Tau from Salalah Oman.
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